It is very frustrating when you workout religiously, eat clean whole foods for every meal and do everything right only to still have a “flat tire” around the middle that does not seem to react to your healthy lifestyle. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs male tummy tucks on men living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, to give them a masculine torso that is defined and sculpted.
What is a Male Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck for men, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat along with tightening the muscles, giving them a masculine contour. Tummy tucks are often done in conjunction with liposuction to remove any pockets of fat.
Benefits of a Male Tummy Tuck
Tummy tucks for men removes excess fat and loose skin around the mid-section not affected by diet and exercise.
Unlike women, men look to this procedure for the following benefits:
- Improve quality of life
- Create a more masculine mid-section
- Restore a positive self-image
Is a Male Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
If you have excess skin from a significant weight loss or larger pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to exercise and diet, abdominoplasty me be right for you. Maintaining a muscular and healthy physique takes diligence and hard work. You should be able to show the results and have a more positive opinion of yourself.
How Involved is a Tummy Tuck for Men?
A classic abdominoplasty uses a horizontal incision low on the abdomen just above the pubic hairline that stretches between the hips. The size of the incision is based on the extent of the work to be done and to allow the liposuction cannula to reach pockets of fat if necessary.
To sculpt the abdomen, skin, and soft tissue are lifted off the muscles from the incision to the ribs. Dr. Man leaves the belly button intact and attached to the soft tissue so that when it is replaced and stretched over the new abdominal area, it is placed in the same spot prior to surgery. While the skin and tissue are lifted, the abdominal muscles are sculpted using stitches to tighten and shape them into the contoured, masculine form that men desire to have.
When complete, the skin is placed over the new abdominals with any extra tissue removed. If there is any excess skin, it is excised before the incision is closed. Once closed, the incision is thin and sits below the underwear line so that is not visible and the entire appearance of the abdominal muscles are tight and fit.
Preparing for a Male Tummy Tuck
To prepare for surgery, Dr. Man always provides detailed instructions to prepare for surgery.
These instructions typically include:
- Have a complete physical
- Lose weight, if necessary
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery
- Stop taking aspirin or other NSAIDs that can cause bleeding
- Stay hydrated
- Establish a no-fail support system for two weeks
How is the Recovery from a Male Tummy Tuck?
After a male tummy tuck procedure, it is common for the abdomen to be swollen and uncomfortable for a week or so. Any pain is usually managed with prescription pain medication. We urge patients to walk a little the day of the abdominoplasty to prevent blood clots from forming. It may be difficult or impossible to stand upright for a week or so, but walking keeps the blood circulating and speeds up healing.
Patients typically return to work within two to four weeks, provided they perform only light duties; however, it may take others six to eight to rest and recuperate depending on the extent of the surgery. There may be significant scarring during the first few weeks, which will begin to fade with time. The scar is placed low enough so that it is covered by underwear. Tummy tucks for men may last longer it they maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to prevent new fat deposits.
How Much Does a Male Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck is based on several factors including the extent of the areas to be treated, what type of abdominoplasty is performed and whether other procedures are performed at the same time. During an initial consultation, we go over the costs along with our payment options. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards, as well as offer financing.
What Do I Do Next?
If you are interested in male abdominoplasty, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to discuss your concerns and what you want out of a tummy tuck. Your abdominoplasty consultation is a chance for him to get to know you and your goals, evaluate your body, and discuss possible treatment options to achieve your desired look. Once he determines the best procedure for you, he takes time to go over the details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have about it or anything else.
Prior to performing abdominoplasty, Dr. Man typically requests:
- Full medical history
- Status of overall health from primary care physician
- Previous surgeries
- Any past or present medical conditions
- Any allergies or sensitivities
- All current medications
- Medical treatments you have received
- Any plans for weight loss
Dr. Man wants you to be an active participant in developing your plan of treatment. By ensuring that you are well educated about your options, he can help you choose the best abdominoplasty procedure for you.
Daniel Man, M.D., is a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon who performs tummy tucks for men in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want masculine, defined abdominals as well as a more contoured and healthy appearance. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.